Donal Mahoney


Donal Mahoney Poems

1121. Factoid On Vanity 12/22/2016
1122. Old Poet Interrogated 12/24/2016
1123. A Different Era 6/12/2016
1124. A Man Of The People 6/12/2016
1125. A Gorilla And Child 6/12/2016
1126. An Entrée At An Autopsy 6/12/2016
1127. High School In The Fifties 6/16/2016
1128. A Butterscotch Pie Will Do It 6/16/2016
1129. As Hunger Reigns 6/16/2016
1130. Aftermath Of Orlando 6/16/2016
1131. Potato Salad Fundamentalists 6/17/2016
1132. Daily Paper On The Lawn 6/18/2016
1133. A New Etiquette 6/19/2016
1134. House For Sale In Shady Acres 6/20/2016
1135. A Nuclear Childhood 6/20/2016
1136. Flexible About Meetings 6/21/2016
1137. After-Hours Hot Spot 6/22/2016
1138. Ramadan In America 6/25/2016
1139. At 100, Gramps Recalls Life In Mississippi 6/25/2016
1140. Buncombe For Sale 6/26/2016
1141. Cost Of Poverty Very High 6/26/2016
1142. After All These Years 6/27/2016
1143. Fireworks After Vietnam 7/1/2016
1144. Aaron's Antiques 7/1/2016
1145. Election Year Promises 7/1/2016
1146. Father And Son 7/3/2016
1147. Confirmed Bachelor Explains 7/3/2016
1148. Camping In The Smokies 7/4/2016
1149. An Ozarks Fourth Of July 7/4/2016
1150. Poetry Can Create Friends With Little In Common 7/8/2016
1151. Nitwits Like You 7/8/2016
1152. A Serendipitous Feast 7/8/2016
1153. A Traveling Salesman 7/8/2016
1154. Office Party 7/10/2016
1155. A Couple Of Joes 7/10/2016
1156. An Oasis For The Also-Ran 7/12/2016
1157. Barmaid Opens At Dawn 7/12/2016
1158. Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas 7/14/2016
1159. A Portrait Of Society 7/14/2016
1160. A Sunday Surprise 7/18/2016
Best Poem of Donal Mahoney

A Good Neighbor

Cookies for George,
40 years back from Viet Nam,
are the only payment
the man will accept
to mow your lawn,
rake your leaves,
shovel your snow.

He sleeps behind
his brother's house
above the garage.
Every two weeks
he shaves and bathes.
His brother takes him
to the Veterans Hospital.

George has cancer again
40 years after Agent Orange.
But he'll mow your lawn,
rake your leaves
and shovel your snow
for nothing less than
cookies for George.

Read the full of A Good Neighbor

A Bedouin's Hope Ignites

After the doctor tells Ahmad
his test results, Ahmad says
he needs a new place to live.

His tent's in ruins, Ahmad says.
His body will soon shake a final time
and turn to dust in the sun.

In the trees vultures preen as
Ahmad rides his camel into the hills.
He will die in a new place to live.

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